“Traitorous” and “skanky ho” allegations in lawsuit over teen vampire book series

Who betrayed whom?

A personal assistant has filed a $125,000 libel lawsuit against her former employers– P.C. and Kristin Cast, the authors of the popular House of Night series.

Erin Bates claims that she is the basis for the character Erin Bates, a high school vampire who has been used in all the House of Night novels.  Ms. Bates says she has been defamed because the latest novel suggests, falsely, that she is “shallow, materialistic, promiscuous and heartless.”   Apparently, the authors should have included litigious in their description of their character.

Maybe the most interesting part about the lawsuit is that it appears that Ms. Bates was okay with the Erin Bates vampire character as depicted in the first nine books.  It wasn’t until the character got edgy and became more flawed that Ms. Bates took issue with the use of her name in the book.

Source:  NewsOn6.com; Courthouse News

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~ by siouxsielaw on November 5, 2012.

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